Decades of musical experience packed into a single app with a different groove every day for a year. Watch, learn and jam along with one of the most dynamic rhythm sections in music today, Gary Willis & Gergo Borlai, as they demonstrate how they play and develop hundreds of grooves. 365 grooves in all kinds of styles delivered to your iPad/iPhone in HD.
Choose from 5 different camera angles and mix audio to your taste. Video looping feature isolates different sections for targeted practice. Practice version of each groove allows you to slow things down and get ready for the real thing. In app purchases let you tailor your groove collection according to your favourite styles and ability level. Built in tutorials help you develop your skills. Drummers and bassists develop their vocabulary and sharpen skills within this “live” rhythm section environment. Soloists from any instrument can practice leading a dynamic rhythm section to its high point.
▪ In addition to date, the grooves can be organized by tempo, style and ability level.
▪ Video previews are available for every groove along with detailed tempo, style, feel, meter and harmony information.
▪ Each groove has a looping practice version with notation (including tab) for bass and drums, as well as the ability to mix the audio and adjust the tempo.
▪ Manage storage on your device by deleting or restoring any of the free grooves or those you’ve already purchased.
▪ The 365 grooves available in this app represent more than 12 hours of continuous music.
Ratings and Reviews
Oh man, this is sweet!
Not only is Gary Willis a very kind person, an incredibly creative bass player, and one super funky dude, he's always impressed me with his inclusion of technology in music. Afaik, Willis was one of the first bass players to really use the web as a tool to reach other bass players, he was one of the first to do video & online lessons, and turned me on to the use of the Yamaha Q100 very early on.
And now we have this: another creative use of technology that brings his message of funkiness to the masses (ok, we're kind of the niche masses). I actually mostly play salsa bass these days, but still may pick up these grooves to brighten up my day. Who knows, maybe this will give me the kick I need to get back to da funk :)
Thanks to Oleg and team for putting this together, it's a nice app. Would love to see an IAP subscription and/or a bulk discount.
Four-stringers be aware
Easy and intuitive to use, with short enough examples that it should be easy to keep up practicing one exercise per day. Just be aware that (at least in what I've seen so far) these are performed and notated for five-string bass, with heavy use of that low B-string. If you're using a four-string, you'll often have to re-finger, tune down, or play an octave higher to play along.
Worth the wait!
Not just for bass players. High quality videos, different camera angles, notation for drums and bass, easy to view, repeat and master the content.
Gary Willis has taken the medium of the iPhone and iPad and created one of the most relevant and legitimate learning tools available for musicians. Get it!
- Gary Willis
- 94.3 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 Gary Willis
- In-App Purchases
- Groove 1 Free
- Groove 2 Free
- Groove 3 Free
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.